Leh Tour

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Leh, Jammu & Kashmir

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Leh - The Trans Himalayan Region

Location - Jammu & Kashmir

Altitude Range - 2,500 To 4,500 m

Main Attractions - Trekking, Mountaineering, Camping, Water Rafting, And Buddhist Monasteries

Best Time To Visit - June To End September

Trans Himalayan Regions - Ladakh, Leh, Zanskar, Lahaul & Spiti

Leh is breathtaking. Towering over the city is the tall nine storeyed palace built by Ladakh’s ruler Sengge Namgyal in the early 17th century. It is said to have served as the model for the Potala palace in Lhasa.

Another palace in Lhasa, built by King Tashi Namgyalin the 16th century stands above it on the Namgyal Tsemo peak. Down below,the town is a maze of little box like buildings bristling with brushwood stored on the roof for winter, set in an oasis of green fields.
Travel Attractions in Leh
Within the town of Leh it self there is plenty to see and do. An easy walk away through the interesting copper smith’s quarter, past the Moravian Church, the Ladakh Ecological Centre and across the fields, is the Sankar Gompa.

Another interesting walk to the Ladakh Shanti Stupa goes through the picturesque village of Changspa.

In the colourful bazaar are fascinating little shops with everything from semi precious stones - Lapiz, Coral, Turquoise and Pearls to fine curios and artefacts. It is a marvellous shopping experience. Skara another pretty village and the ramparts of the old Earthern Fort of Zorawar Singh makes another little expedition.

Eating out is fun at open air garden and side walk restaurants that offer Tibetan,Indian and even Continental cuisine.
Buddhism & Monasteries in Leh
Though Leh has been capital of this region since the 17th century, strewn around it along the Indus valley are earlier capitals of he region. From Leh one can wander off on marvellous day expeditions to get a glimpse of some of the treasures of Ladakh.

Not far from Leh, Shey is the oldest capital of Ladakh from where its earliest Tibetan kings ruled. Perched on top of a huge rock are the royal palace and temples adorned with brilliantly coloured murals and a 7.5 meter gold statue of the Buddha.

Basgo and Tingmosgang with their forts and palaces were also capitals of Ladakh. Stok Palace across the river from Leh is the home of the erstwhile royal family. The Palace Museum here has collections of beautiful royal costumes and jewellery, exquisite Thangkas, porcelain, jade, weapons and armour.
Trekking in Ladakh
A province in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is surrounded by twoof the greatest mountain ranges in India - the Himalayas and the Karakoram.Not only this, Ladakh is also home to some of the prettiest lakes and springs in the country.

For a tourist, desirous of undertaking a trekking expedition in Ladakh, nature has astonishing surprises up her sleeves.
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